Announcements for 8 July 2018

CONNECT WITH US

Hello! We would love to help you connect with us. Do drop by the visitors' table before the service or provide us with your contact details at www.tinyurl.com/welcometogbc. We also encourage you to visit one of our care groups. We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you! 

Keen to find out more about becoming a member of GBC? We have a quarterly membership class called "The Church", which teaches through what we believe and what it means to be a church member. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

EQUIP CLASS:

THE CHURCH | 15, 22, 29 JULY (3 sessions) | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM | ROOM 310

To be a follower of Jesus Christ means to be a member of His body, the church. What is church membership and why is it important? Attend the Equip class, The Church, to find out. The class will teach through GBC's expanded statement of faith and members' covenant. It will cover topics such as:

- What am I biblically expected to do as a church member? 

- What is church discipline? 

- What is the church's mission, and what does it have to do with me?

- How should we practice baptism and the Lord's Supper?

- How is the church led? How should we relate to the leadership?

This class is for everyone, including those who are considering membership at GBC. Attend this class to get to know who we are and what we believe. If you have any questions, please contact Ps Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEACHERS’ TRAINING | SAT 14 JULY | 2.00 PM

Teacher's Training on 14 July (Sat) from 2 - 6 pm by our very own Dr Koh Siang Kiang, Associate Professor of Christian Education at SBC.

The training will help equip us in how to engage God's truths with children in an increasingly digital world.

All are welcome! Please direct your registration to Siew Ting at 91124063.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 8 JULY | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Changes Sinners.

Theme: Jesus forgives sin and changes a sinner’s heart.

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Age 9 - 12: Trusting God in All Circumstances.

Theme: Jesus wants us to trust Him daily, in every circumstance.

Memory Verse: Philippines 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petitions with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 17 JULY | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C & D

Class resumes on 17 July.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH LTD
(Registration no. 197903364W)

(the Church)

To:      All Members of the English Congregation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the English Congregation Meeting (EC Meeting) of the Church will be held at 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 at 10.15 a.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the English worship service, whichever is earlier.

 

By Order of the Board   

 Seah Yen Goon

Company Secretary                                                                         8th July 2018

 

EC MEETING ON 22 JULY 2018

Members, please collect a copy (one per family) of the agenda from the ushers today. You can also download the proxy form here or go to http://tinyurl.com/GBCproxy for information.

 

Q&A | SUN 8 JUL | 10.45 AM | ROOMS 516-519

Following the recent introduction of our elder and pastoral candidates, we wish to invite all those who would like to interact with them or find out more about them, or have clarifying questions for them, to join us for this Q&A session today at 10.45am.

 

MPS ANNUAL LOVE GIFT COLLECTION ON 22 & 29 JULY

We will be having an annual collection for the needy students of MPS on the 22 and 29 July. For cash/cheques, please use the brown envelope provided at the welcome table near the entrance of the sanctuary and mark “MPS” on the envelope, and drop them into the blue offering bags.

 

HOUSEKEEPING – FINAL REMINDER

Despite the repeated reminders over the past two months, there are still some personal items left lying around in the church premises, especially on Level 2. We therefore urge the owners of these items to either store properly or remove them by 15 July, 2018 (Sunday), after which they will be disposed of by the cleaners. Thank you for your cooperation.

GBC Reformation Concert 2018: "Psalms - Grace that Sings"

Grace Baptist Church Sanctuary | 27 October 2018 (Saturday)

We have been blessed to be able to embark on our 3rd Reformation concert as a church family!

This year, we will centre around the Psalms that reveals the heart of a Christian - we cry out, pray, and worship in sincere faith. Yet, amid the choking cares of life, our confidence in God can be shaken and our hearts can become cold. Praise the Lord that throughout history, hymnwriters have returned again and again to the Psalms to combat fear, anxiety, cynicism, and unbelief. At GBC we can do the same. Grace sings in the Psalms.

Will you pray about being involved – play an instrument, help out, or most of all, singing? As before, you do not need to read music or have special training, and as long as you can attend most of the rehearsals, do join us!

 

No.

Rehearsal Type

Dates

Days

Times

1

Choir

29-7

 

 

Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.30-4.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musicians

29-7

2

Choir

19-8

Musicians

19-8

3

Choir

26-8

Musicians

26-8

4

Choir

9-9

Musicians

9-9

5

Combined

23-9

6

Combined

30-9

7

Combined

7-10

8

Tech run

14-10

9

Full dress rehearsal 1

20-10

Saturday

5.00-9.00pm

10

Full dress rehearsal 2

21-10

Sunday

1.30-5.30pm

 

To sign-up or offer support in any way, please contact:

Lup Meng @ 9112 8187 (lam.lup.meng@gmail.com)

Carrie @ 9792 4717 (carriechong@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

Caleb @ 9270 1627 (calebyap@gmail.com)

Aaron @ 9640 9594 (aaronlumzy@gmail.com)

Toshi @ 9022 0150 (toshiyuki.mori@gmail.com)

 

MINISTRY 

 

NEW COMER’S LUNCH | TODAY 8 JULY | 11.30 AM | ROOM 310

The pastors and elders would like to invite all those who have visited GBC for the first time in the first half of 2018 to a 'get-to-know you' lunch today 8 Jul, 11.30am in Room 310.

 

BIBLE STUDY LEADING TRAINING | JULY 3, 17, AUG 2, 16, 30, SEP 13, 27, OCT 4 | 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM | ROOMS 512 - 515

Want to read the Bible with someone but not sure how? Tasked to lead a Bible study but unsure of how to structure and lead one? Over 8 sessions, the Bible Study Leading Training aims to work through Bible reading principles and how to craft a Bible study. It will be led by Nehemiah, Caleb and Bibianna and the goal is to be equipped with tools for Bible reading individually and with other people too. 

Dates are 3/7, 17/7, 2/8, 16/8, 30/8, 13/9, 27/9, 4/10. It’ll be from 7.30-9.30 pm at rooms 512-515. Contact Nehemiah (9298 2896) or Bibianna (8139 5908) if you’re interested.

 

CHRISTIAN PARENTING | EVERY FIRST SUN OF THE MONTH |11.00 AM – 12.15 PM | ROOM 302

We are starting a reading group on Christian parenting, reading “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can radically change your family” by Paul Tripp. The group will meet once a month (every first Sunday of the month after service, from 11am – 12.15pm). During each session we’ll be discussing 2 chapters from the book and how we can apply them. The first session will be on 5 August.

All parents are welcome to join, do contact Samuel Beh for more details at samuelbeh@gracebaptistchurch.sg or 97901271.

 

GBC CRAFT TIME |SAT 4 AUG |2.30 PM

Want to learn how to make your own terrarium? We welcome everyone to join us for this event organized by the Women’s Ministry on 4 August.  Bring a non-Christian friend along. Registration at Fellowship Hall. $15 per pax.

 

COMBINED CHOIR FOR THANKSGIVING SERVICE |SUN 12 AUG 

A warm invite to any EC worshippers to sing in the Combined Choir for the GBC thanksgiving service on 12 Aug.  Practices are on Sundays 8 and 15 July (1:20-2:40pm) in Room 301, and combined with Chinese Congregation Choir on Saturday 4 Aug (5:00-6:30pm) in the sanctuary.  Let's sing and fellowship together in love and unity for the glory of God!  Please contact Carrie, Lup Meng or Esther.

 

OUTREACH

SEEK & DISCOVER ON SUNDAYS

Want to find out more about Christianity, or do you know someone who would? This is an opportunity for you / your friends and loved ones to hear the Gospel explained. Come with your questions and an open mind!

 

SEEKERS' CLASS ROOM 512-515  7 SESSIONS| JUN 3, 10, 17, 24, JUL 8, 15, 22 11.00 AM -12.30 PM  

Please direct your interest* / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

 

For the rest of the year (last run):

SEEKERS' CLASS OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25   

Kindly note the change of room. We will be using Room 512 (instead of Room 304)

*If you would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE 

 

Activities for 8 July – 15 July 2018:    

   

Sunday, 8 July

  9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

10.45 am                  Q&A

11.00 am                  Seekers’ Class

11.30 am                  New Comers’ Lunch

 2.00 pm                   Myanmar Fellowship

 

Wednesday, 11 July

7.30 pm                    Tuition

 

Thursday, 12 July

3.00 pm                    Reading Club

        

Friday, 13 July

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 14 July

8.30 am                    Gracehaven Outreach

2.00 pm                    Children’s Ministry Teachers’ Training

4.00 pm                    GBC Women: Precept Class

 

Sunday, 15 July

  9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  Equip

11.00 am                  Seekers’ Class

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship